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Game of the Month #9 is Here! (October 2001)

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Game of the Month' started by Thunderfall, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. LeBigMec

    LeBigMec Chieftain

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    I find The Hanging Gardens invaluable to keep happiness early on.
    I Always get it ASAP.
     
  2. JayKay

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    Matrix...i forgot to save at 0 AD.

    i'm at 1020 AD (i saved at this date now).

    Can i still submit it?

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  3. Matrix

    Matrix Chieftain Retired Moderator

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    Sure. Just don't forget it next month. ;)
     
  4. JayKay

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    ok...thanks Matrix!!
     
  5. Fromage

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    Hey I'm about to play my first gotm and i'm pretty excited! I usually play around prince, sometimes king, so im a little worried...if i lose will everyone make fun of me? it seems like everyone launches spaceships before 1500 ad and i've never gotten before 1900. :( Anyway I plan to have lots of fun and have no doubt this site will improve my playing! And I :love: the smilies!
     
  6. october

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    Fromage, don't worry about it. They won't make fun I don't think. I played gotm once and got killed and I still turned it in. I had a score of 25 and was last place. I never launched a spaceship before 1980.




    MATRIX,

    I'm in a jam now. You graciously let me submit a game even though I forgot to save it until 1700. Now my hard drive has physically failed and I lost all data on my computer. I guess I won't be turning in gotm 9. I have all my software on CD's so I can reinstall everything on my new drive but this won't give me back any saved data, so my game is gone and a good game I had going in Alpha Centauri is gone. It's like I threw a computer away and got a whole new one. I know it may be asking a lot to let me replay gotm 9 so if you want to let me, fine, and if you don't, fine. You have to draw the line somewhere and can only bend the rules so much. Just don't get rid of civ2 gotm as soon as civ3 comes out. Give people some time to get it and get used to it. Please run a civ2 gotm 10 in November.
     
  7. Matrix

    Matrix Chieftain Retired Moderator

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    Well october, the problem is that you know the map now: you know where the others are. That quite an advantage. If you can play the game and pretent you're dumb and play it as if you don't know where they are, that fine with me. You may replay it then.

    And Fromage, there are different kind of players and I'm positive the best Civ players of the world play this GOTM as well. But the ruling attitude here is to help those who aren't as good as the others. One part of the fun of the GOTM is that people learn from others. And you're also getting better because you're going to do your best more, because you want to play this game as good as possible. So just give it a shot and even if you end up as last player - really, no one will laugh at you. This is a casual and friendly competition.
     
  8. Becka

    Becka M AS IN MARTINI

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    I hope this isn't the last Civ2 GOTM. I may not be getting Civ3 right away, (like many other people, including people in other countries) and we'd be missing a couple of months. :(
     
  9. Thunderfall

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    It's not. We are going to have a "transitional period" (November and December) in which we will have both Civ2 and Civ3 GOTMS. Two months should be enough for people to go out and buy the game, unless you are on a Mac. :cool:
     
  10. october

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    Understood. We'll see if I have enough time by the time I restore my computer to the way it was. I have already spent hours just reinstalling windows and my other software and getting the drivers to work right. By the time I get all this crap done and get around to it, I may not even have enough time to play gotm 9, but if I do, I won't remember anything. I have a really bad memory. I barely remember my half of the continent, and I only ran into one civilization but I hardly explored the map because I was so replete with civil disorder and barbarians. Rest assured if I turn it in again, I will be at no more of an advantage than anyone else, also given that I have never played on a level above prince. Thanks for being gracious. I may not play though; all depends on how fast I can continue to restore my computer.
     
  11. Marik2000

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    this will be my first round GOTM9

    just started a bit been a bit lucky in the start. (I first made city, build warior research toward monargy, horceback, trade) in the left hut I found a chariot and went exploring with it to the noth west and found the a civ capital, don't remember which one! Made a cease fire with them.

    but they pulled a sneack attack on my chariot and the german warior got killed in the process next turn I could march in the city

    meanwhile I found a horse in the other hut with my warior and kept the warior in the region for exploration. the horce I pulled west found the corrinth civ. and founded a city the seal of my teritoria:)

    right now I just killed them and went 2 repeat the storry with the yellow civ but they have been busy building city walls (the bastards) so my only horce man army have been put in a stand still:-(

    in a typical game for me I play not this agressive, but this has its flair. what to do next, I not really desided yet. I have 3 options

    - swing past the yellow the the last enemy and hope they have no walls

    - go sit back and develop

    - or just kill every one!

    I think u can end this game before before 0AD with ease, but I don't think u have alot of score then
     
  12. Becka

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    I'm glad! That should give me enough time. :)
     
  13. Magnum

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    Hi everybody.

    First time in the forum and playing GOTM.
    I've finished in 900 AD but forgot to save in 0 AD. First save was in 200 AD when my wife told me to go to bed. is that OK? :eek:
     
  14. goodbye_mr_bond

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    Oh, go ahead and let him, Matrix. He seems fanatical enough to me!

    Btw, I'm going to give this GOTM a shot I think. The reason I haven't been around is that I'm doing a ***** of a grad degree right now and don't even have enough time for Minesweeper, let alone Civ.

    But small map, just this once... oh, twist my rubber arm.

    (Let's hope that this post doesn't signal the beginning of the end of my graduate career...:( I expect you guys to give me a hard time if you find me posting more than once a week. :spank: Please.)
     
  15. Matrix

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    It's ok, Magnum.

    And g_mr_b, good luck with this GOTM, and with your gratuate thing (equally :D).
     
  16. Magnum

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    Thanks Matrix.

    Only a guy called "MR. BOND" to find out that I'm a Civ Fanatic. Good luck with your graduate career.
     
  17. starlifter

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    Only if you have a note of excuse from your wife :lol:

    (j/k)

    Looking foward to seeing your game... hey, you should name a city after your wife. Women like it when conquering types name entier cities after them ;)

     
  18. Magnum

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    Okay, I believe it's time to explain something about wives.
    Looking to the profiles of some of you I realized that most aren't married yet. So, if in the future you intend to play CIV 3 or even 4 you better prepare yourselves, because statistics show that only less than 1% of married men are "allowed" to play computer games. :cry:

    SET OF RULES:

    1 - Buy a computer saying that it is essential to do some shopping in the Net.;)
    2 - Always name your capital after your wife.;)
    3 - Don't spend to much time playing. Women hate competition, even from a computer.

    These rules are only valid for those who have a girl friend or are planning in having one. For the others who have their heads full of Pyramids, settlers, etc.... well .... GET A LIFE.:lol:
     
  19. Matrix

    Matrix Chieftain Retired Moderator

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    :lol: My girlfriend finds it ok that I play these games. But then again, she's in Norway and I'm in Holland. ;) Very good timing since Civ3 is coming. ("Don't make plans.")

    So until she's back (may 2002) I've got all the time in the world!! :crazyeyes
     
  20. goodbye_mr_bond

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    Sometimes when I play, I name all my cities after ex-girlfriends, chronologically from my first one (I did this in a previous GOTM actually--1 or 2). The reason is that it's easier to keep track of where your cities are geographically for trade purposes later on.

    Anyway, one day my current girlfriend showed up as I was playing and said, "Oh, you're playing a videogame? Can I see?" She quickly noticed the names of my exes and flipped out!

    Trying to explain it her, I said, "But honey, I named a city after you too..."

    That calmed her down a bit. Unfortunately, I then made the mistake of showing her her city--a size 3 city on a far-off island with nothing but a marketplace in it, since it was one of my most recent cities. Some of my exes were size 20-30 by then, with lots of wonders.

    What followed was probably the weirdest argument I've ever had with a girl. I eventually had to compromise by naming my capital after her.
    :rolleyes:

    (But what am I going on about anyway? :spank: Must. Study. More.)
     

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